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One In Two Adults Will Develop Diabetes In Their Lifetime

One in every two adults will develop pre-diabetes, researchers found out. To make things worse, there is a greater chance for these adults to develop diabetes later in life.

Life November 25, 2015

Introduction Of Farming In Europe Changed People's Way Of Life And DNA

A team of researchers found that farming has changed the way European DNA was structured since 8,500 years ago. They also found proof that ancient European farmers hailed from ancient Anatolia, now known as Turkey.

Animals November 25, 2015

FDA Gives Approval To Emergent BioSolutions Anthrax Vaccine

Originally approved to vaccinate high risk populations against anthrax, BioThrax's new indication was approved by the FDA. People ages 18 to 65 years old can now be given the vaccine in combination with antibiotic therapy to also develop anthrax immunity.

Life November 24, 2015

Oregon, California Pharmacists Will Soon Be Allowed To Prescribe Birth Control

Two new laws will give pharmacists of the states of California and Oregon prescribing power over birth control pills and other contraceptives. This will help make contraceptives more readily accessible to interested consumers and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Life November 24, 2015

US, China Set Up Space Hotline To Avoid Satellite Warfare

The United States and China have established a space hotline. It is hoped the move will help prevent potential misunderstandings and conflicts that could result in a space war.

Space November 24, 2015

Terror Threats Prompt State Department To Issue Rare Worldwide Travel Alert

Several terrorist attacks have already happened this year alone, prompting the U.S. State Department to raise a worldwide travel alert for Americans traveling abroad. It cautioned citizens to be on high alert at all times, especially this coming holiday season.

Society November 24, 2015

Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Healthier

Thanksgiving season is here but are you feeling the gratitude? Recent studies show that people who learn to adopt a thankful mindset benefit from it in a number of ways that improve both health and life in general.

Life November 23, 2015

E-cigarette Ads May Trigger Usage Among Teens

E-cigarettes are growing popular nowadays, especially among young adults. Researchers found that advertisements play a part in encouraging young adults to take up the habit.

Life November 23, 2015

Lucky Lottery Player In Massachusetts Wins $1 Million For The Second Time

An average person has at least a one in a million chance to win big in a state lottery. One lucky woman from Massachusetts was able to win that much not only once, but twice.

Society November 22, 2015

What Makes Us Happy? Scientists Use MRI To Find Where Happiness Happens In Our Brain

The reasons behind happiness have been long a subject of interest among psychologists. But a research team from Kyoto University sheds light on how people become happy from a neurological standpoint.

Life November 22, 2015

Moderate Amount Of Caffeine During Pregnancy Not Harmful To Baby's IQ

Coffee-loving women who worry about living without caffeine during pregnancy now have something to make them feel better. A new research found that moderate caffeine intake during pregnancy does not have any negative effects on a baby's behavioral and cognitive abilities.

Life November 22, 2015

Celldex Vaccine Rintega Reduces Death Risk From Brain Cancer: Study

The new Celledex vaccine improved the chances of survival among brain cancer patients. Based on clinical trials, the new vaccine, when used in combination with another drug, helped cancer patients survive up to nearly two years longer than those who did not receive the vaccine.

Life November 21, 2015

Childhood Cancer Survivors At Risk For Poor Mental, Physical Health Later In Life

Separate studies found that children who are cancer survivors may be at risk for cognitive and physical health problems once they reach adulthood. One study found inceased risk for hospitalization among cancer survivors while the other discovered that cancer survivors have poorer memory, reading and comprehension scores.

Life November 21, 2015

$13.5 Million Awarded To Stanford-Led Team To Develop Particle Accelerator The Size Of Shoebox

The research efforts of scientists to create a compact sized particle accelerator are slowly bearing fruit. The Stanford-led team is awarded $13.5 million to help fund and further improve their research results.

Energy November 21, 2015

Poop Emoji Highlights Shortage Of Sanitary Toilets Worldwide

The United Nations declared Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day to promote awareness of the need for clean water and toilet access around the world. To promote this and its #GiveAShit campaign, WaterAid developed a creative app that makes use of user customizable poop inspired emojis.

Life November 21, 2015

Nestle Japan Offers Luxury KitKat Bar: Gold-Coated Chocolate Bar On Sale For $16 Per Stick

Nestle Japan's market is known for producing more than 200 unique flavors of the popular chocolate snack, KitKat. This year, they'll be selling 500 limited edition gold leafed KitKat bars in specially selected stores.

Arts & Culture November 21, 2015

Do Men Get Monthly ‘Man Periods’? A Quarter Say They Have Pre-Menstrual-Style Symptoms

Turns out men may actually have their own form of monthly periods. According to a survey conducted in the UK, more than 25 percent of men experience what they believe to be monthly periods of irritability, unexplained cravings and other symptoms similar to PMS.

Life November 21, 2015

Moms Who Give Birth At Age 30 Likely To Have Daughters With Depressive Symptoms

New research found that mothers who gave birth later in life may be putting their daughters at risk for developing depressive symptoms. Researchers theorize this may be due to either a large generation gap or health problems during pregnancy.

Life November 20, 2015

Exposure Of Bees To Neonic Pesticides Linked To Poorer Apple Crops

Exposure to a certain pesticide commonly used on apple trees can decrease bumblebee effectiveness in pollinating trees. This is then linked to fewer seeds and overall poorer fruit quality

Animals November 19, 2015

E.coli, Other Bacteria Now Resistant To Last Line Of Antibiotics, Scientist Warn

Researchers from China discovered new resistant superbugs in a pig farm in China. Not only are they resistant to last line antibiotics, they are also capable of transmitting their immunity to other bacterial strains.

Life November 19, 2015

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